Scrambled, fried, boiled, poached. I love cooking eggs! They’re so yummy and very filling. Plus, they’re cheap. We all know I love cheap things. I really like finding new ways to cook eggs. Around here, sometimes things are so busy that I don’t have the time to stand over the stove and cook eggs, keeping a watch so they don’t stick. When that’s the case, I make baked eggs. They’re quick, easy, and delicious. Try them sometime when you’re pressed for time but don’t want to eat ANOTHER granola bar.
Here are the things you’ll need for this venture. Eggs (duh), half and half, salt, pepper, and dill. I used dill but you can use whatever herb floats your boat. Sometimes I just use salt and pepper. Sometimes I go crazy and use my favorite spice, cumin.
Insert rant – please buy a pepper grinder. I’m serious people. Buy one. They are in the spice section of the grocery store. It will change how you feel about pepper. You’ll use it every day. You’ll put it on pancakes you love it so much. End of rant.
This is a ramekin. It’s great for individual servings of things. I love mine! You can find them at just about any store with a cooking section. Or you can just wait and buy some at a yard sale from some poor soul who got them for their wedding and thought they were for cereal. You’ll probably only pay $.25.
For this recipe you can make as many servings as you want. You want two eggs? Use two ramekins. You want a dozen eggs? Knock yourself out.
I greased each ramekin with cooking spray, but you could use butter if you wanted to. I love Paula Deen. I love butter. Break one egg into each ramekin. Top with 1 tablespoon of half and half. You could use milk or cream, or even sour cream. I probably wouldn’t use strawberry yogurt though. Sprinkle with salt, FRESH pepper, and dill or your desired spice.
Put into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Cooking for 20 minutes will lead to a hard cooked center. I have to have hard cooked centers. Runny eggs make me want to runny away. If you wanted a softer center, you could certainly bake for less time.
You’re done! They’re delicious! Dig in…….add toast.